The Toni Todd label was a mid-priced line of popular everyday dresses. Pretty hum-drum by the standards then, but nicer than lots of the stuff that is marketed today. The best feature of this one, I think, is the styling.
The fabric is a poly or poly-blend knit. It is a one-piece, but made to look like a two-piece ensemble and pulls on overhead. Two of the buttons on one shoulder can be unfastened to allow this, while the others that run down the center of both sleeves are purely decorative, as is the red vinyl belt.
In terms of dating it exactly, the length of the skirt throws me off a bit but it could just have been a style element even though lots of hemlines at the time were shorter. It is an unusual design which contains elements of Mod and military styling – both popular in the mid- to late 1960’s.
It’s so much FUN to find vintage garments like this, with several interesting and curious fashion features that make the deciphering of their history a little unusual or puzzling. . . . . . . .
MORGANA MARTIN, THE MAGICVINTAGESPY